Slideshows

  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Falls in the Elderly: Causes, Injuries, and Prevention About 10% of all falls in the elderly will result in major injuries, and there can be a significant associated morbidity/mortality. Are you familiar with risk factors and preventive measures for falls in the geriatric population?
  • Ogilvie Syndrome (Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction): Early Recognition and Treatment Are Key Ogilvie syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction [ACPO]) involves significant dilatation of the colon in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Do you know what the risk factors are for complications and how to prevent potentially life-threatening complications?
  • Dermatologic Hints to Hidden Heart Disease Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these conditions based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Not all patients with preexisting hyperuricemia develop gout. How many of these questions about gout can you correctly answer?
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: In and Out of the Joint Arthritis exists in multiple forms, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis. Do you know the distinguishing features of RA, and are you familiar with the disease's potential extra-articular manifestations?
  • 8 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know These eight medical emergencies in patients with cancer require quick action; here’s what you need to know to recognize them and intervene appropriately.
  • Visual Findings of 9 Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common occurrence, but many lesions can be readily mistaken for other diseases. Can you make an accurate diagnosis in these conditions?
  • Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Options Often considered together, colon and rectum malignancies share many similarities, but have a few key differences.
  • Aortic Dissection: A Double-Barreled Threat Clinical manifestations of aortic dissection are often missed on initial evaluation. Learn more about signs and symptoms to correctly identify these dangerous tears.
  • Body Modifications: Dermatologic Reactions and Risks Body modifications are increasingly popular and can go far beyond simple piercings and tattoos. Keep current on the latest trends, risks, and adverse events.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to the prevention of significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Sexual Abuse: The 'Hidden Pediatric Problem' Child sexual abuse is a global underrecognized and underreported problem. Learn how to diagnose and evaluate suspected victims of sexual abuse, as well as understand some key considerations when managing these patients.
  • Scorpion Stings: From Mild Local Effects to Death The majority of scorpion species are not dangerous to humans, with only a small minority producing venom capable of causing serious systemic effects. Learn about major scorpion toxidromes and how to treat them.
  • Acute Stroke: Critical Diagnostic Findings Prompt recognition and treatment of hemorrhagic/ischemic insults to the brain are critical to reestablishing blood flow to deprived areas and restoring neurologic function. Do you know how to best recognize stroke?